Childcare costs drive UK women out of workforce
10 March 2023 | 5:04 am
The professional services firm said rising childcare costs were pricing many women out of work. In 2021, childcare costs relative to average income were one of the highest among OECD countries, representing nearly a third of the income of a UK family on an average wage.
10 Jun 2021
Cars line up outside a shopping mall in India's capital New Delhi where a drive-thru clinic has been set-up to administer Covid-19 vaccines. Demand is far outstripping supplies for jabs in India, with only 3.5 percent of the population fully vaccinated. "We’re vaccinating a little more than we were about 10 days ago, two weeks ago. We’ve crossed three million per day," says Gautam Menon, professor of physics and biology at India’s Ashoka University.
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COVID case numbers in Pakistan are dropping as a nationwide vaccination drive gets underway. However, supply problems persist amid the looming threat of highly contagious variants.
26 Jul 2021
London has long been known for its world-renowned hair stylists, and the industry is now innovating on another front: recycling. A group of environmentally aware hairdressers and barbers are encouraging salons across the UK to recycle their waste, from plastic and metal packaging, to hair itself which can be used for composting, to make energy or even to clear oil spills.
11 Aug 2021
A distillery in the Highlands of Scotland is using waste from its whisky production process to create biofuel for trucks. Managers at the distillery say the fuel has the potential to save about 250 tons of carbon emissions for trucks on the road.
19 Aug 2021
Africa has vaccinated more than 50 million people against COVID. However, that figure is way below other continents. As a result, countries such as Kenya and Rwanda are pushing for partial vaccination mandates.
25 Aug 2021
Swab tests in Brunei are carried out in a drive-through Covid-19 testing programme amid a rapidly growing outbreak.
17 Oct 2021
Rising inflation suggests economic recovery is going well in the EU's east. But as Poland joins its neighbors in tightening monetary policy to stem further rises, is this the start of an era of higher borrowing costs?
18 Oct 2021
The campaign will be the first polio inoculation drive to take place in three years. The Taliban had previously told communities that vaccines were a conspiracy against Muslims.
4 Feb 2022
With one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, Spain is looking at an exit strategy from the pandemic. Its government says it's time to start treating COVID-19 like any other endemic seasonal respiratory disease. DW's Jan-Philipp Scholz reports.
15 Mar 2022
Heetch, a French ride-hailing app, has launched in Senegal - one of two such apps to arrive in recent months to test a largely untapped market.
11 Jun 2022
Polio cases are on the rise in Pakistan although it's an illness eradicated almost everywhere else in the world. Part of the problem is widespread vaccine skepticism and outlandish conspiracy theories.
14 Jun 2022
Nigerian biker Kunle Adeyanju rode for 12,000 kilometres and through 13 countries to raise funds towards eliminating polio. He also spent time sensitizing communities along the way from London to Lagos about the disease. The World Health Organization declared Nigeria polio free in 2020, but there have been two vaccine-derived cases reported since then.
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